Tingxue Tower releases more stills

Totally not Mei Changsu.

Wuxia drama Tingxue Tower.continues its trend of releasing highly stylized stills after its  dark rain stills,  black and white and red calligraphy photos, and green bamboo forest stills.

This dark and maroon (?) set is mostly of people playing instruments and looking like they’re deep in thought.

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Tingxue Tower releases bamboo forest stills

Are you in bamboo forest? Are you in a wuxia drama? You better watch out!

If you’ve seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers or many recent wuxia-ish dramas such as The Flame’s Daughter, you would know that bamboo forests are great places to pick fights. Here’s a set of photos in the forest from the cast of wuxia drama Tingxue Tower featuring the three lead couples played by Qin Junjie, Yuan Bingyan, Han Chengyu, Angela Yuen, Zhao Dongze, and Lin Yuan.

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Tingxue Tower’s logo is awesome

The character for tower, 楼, has a tower in it in the logo

Here’s another set of posters for wuxia drama Tingxue Tower.  The giant logo is really the focus of this set more than either Qin Junjie or Yuan Bingyan.  But hey, if I had a cool logo, I would showcase it, too.  The character for tower, , has a tower in it and that’s pretty clever.

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Tingxue Tower trailer is a tribute to last decade’s wuxia masterpieces

In an age filled with xianxia (fantasy wuxia) adaptations and re-adaptations of  wuxia classics, Tingxue Tower is a rare adaptation of a contemporary wuxia novel.

The rare contemporary wuxia adaptation Tingxue Tower 听雪楼 shows with its new trailer that it’s not just an attempt to revive the dying wuxia genre with a new story, but also seems to be a tribute to last decade’s highly-stylized wuxia films. The trailer has scenes reminiscent of the rain fight in Hero and the bamboo forest fight in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and definitely perks my interest.

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Ever Night: Dawn of the Empire releases trailer, gorgeous stills filmed in Xinjiang

Even though the female lead looks twelve and the male lead looks twenty, he was seventeen and she twenty-two when they filmed this last year.

The biggest xianxia/ fantasy wuxia drama starring newcomers, Ever Night将夜, has released a full trailer. Based on the book of the same name by Maoni (Fighter of the Destiny),  the series will be released in three parts, with the first one being Ever Night: Dawn of the Empire 将夜:帝国的清晨. Relatively new actors Chen Feiyu, Song Yiren, Sun Zujun, Meng Ziyi,  Yuan Bingyan head the cast of seasoned actors like Hu Jun, Leo Lai, Ni Dahong, Adam Cheng,  Dylan Kuo, and Tong Yao.

Ning Que is a soldier who has came to the capital to clear his family. Yet when he finds out that his servant Sangsang is the embodiment of Ever Night, the foretold forever nighttime of humanity, the two go on the run.

The series was shot on-location in Xinjiang, an increasingly popular filming location where you can get the desert, vast grasslands, forests, and snowy mountains all in the same location around the same time.  If you ignore the whole castle at the beginning, the sets, clothing, and definitely directing/editing appear to be  some of the most promising of recent xianxia dramas . The on-location scenery shots are beautiful, the cast seems to have great chemistry based on the trailer, and the romantic BGM is gorgeous.

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Qin Junjie, Yuan Bingyan star in fantasy wuxia drama Tingxue Tower

Production is well underway for Tingxue Tower 听雪楼, the drama adaption of Cang Yue’s popular wuxia novel of the same name. Qin Junjie (Summer’s Desire) plays male protagonist Xiao Yiqing, while Yuan Bingyan (The Mystic Nine) costars as his love interest Shu Jingrong.

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Royal Highness images

Some of the stills for this production aren’t that bad. Others are… ermmm…

These are a couple Royal Highness 回到明朝当王爷之杨凌传 images I have had sitting around since who knows when.  Starring Jiang JinfuYuan BingyanLiu RuilingLiu YanZhang SifanWang ZixuanWang Lidan, and Chen Haoyu, it’s been a while since I have seen anything on this production.

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Royal Highness slows stills stream

More for those interested.

Royal Highness 回到明朝当王爷之杨凌传 has slowed down on releasing stills.  Starring Jiang JinfuYuan BingyanLiu RuilingLiu YanZhang SifanWang ZixuanWang Lidan, and Chen Haoyu, this weeks stills aren’t too shabby looking.

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Royal Highness stills again

Cheese! Another picture post!

Royal Highness 回到明朝当王爷之杨凌传 stills again today.  Starring Jiang JinfuYuan BingyanLiu RuilingLiu YanZhang SifanWang ZixuanWang Lidan, and Chen Haoyu, it’s nice to see more light-hearted dramas getting a boost in terms of budget.

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The Legend of Flying Daggers to be released

Hopefully more co-operations between production companies and video platforms means better drama productions and more of them.

The Legend of Flying Daggers is set to be released on December 5th.  Starring Hawick LauYang Rong, Wu YingjieHuang MingKenny Kwan, and Yuan Bingyan, those looking for a wuxia drama can give this a look.

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